Online bookings now essential for all Pick-Your-Own visits.
There is no better way to experience the stone-fruit season — cherries, apricots & plums — and our beautiful countryside than our Pick-Your-Own orchard!
Open 7 days a week, 8am to 5pm during the season — November and December — when ripe fruit is available.
1kg per person, minimum pick.
You are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy our shady picnic area.
It’s a fun day out for all ages — there is lots to see and do at Ballinaclash!
Groups larger than 30, buses and coaches must book this season due to COVID restrictions — please contact us to book.
Prior to your visit to Ballinaclash please check this website for any updates or changes due to COVID restrictions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know for a visit to Ballinaclash!
How do I get to Ballinaclash Pick Your Own Orchard and Cellar Door?
Ballinaclash Orchard and Cellar Door is located 6km south of Young in south west New South Wales.
If you are using a GPS the address you should put in is 4321-4335 Olympic Highway Young (South) New South Wales. This is most accurate using Google Maps.
We are about 4 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from Canberra.
When is the cherry season?
It is difficult to give an exact answer to this as it depends a lot on the weather. Usually however, we have pick your own cherries from mid-November to mid-December. Our shed shop and Cellar Door is open 7 days a week during this time and up until Christmas.
We generally have pick your own apricots and early plums late November/early December.
Our white cherries also come in around this time. Sour cherries are a little later.
When does the cherry season begin?
The cherry season generally begins around Melbourne Cup Day however because we are so dependent on the weather, each season varies.
We try and keep this website up to date with information regarding each season, so keep an eye on it. Our Facebook page is also a good source for up to date information. Alternatively feel free to contact us via phone or email for updates regarding the season.
What do I need to bring when I come cherry picking?
It’s a good idea to bring a hat and sunscreen. Enclosed shoes are best but it’s up to you!
You may like to pack a picnic and enjoy our shady picnic area or make use of our free electric BBQ (Note: Due to COVID restrictions electric BBQs are not available for the 2020 season). Tables and seats are limited so you may want to bring your own or a picnic rug.
Don’t forget your water bottle, however if you do, we sell cold drinks at our shed shop.
When do the pick-your-own apricots start?
As with all of our fruit, the ripening is weather dependent. The apricots usually start at the beginning of December however they could be slightly earlier or later.
If you keep an eye on this website or our social media, we will keep you updated; alternatively feel free to contact us for more information.
What's the weather like?
You may be hoping for beautiful sunny weather for your day out picking cherries, but rest assured we are hoping and praying even harder for that perfect weather! Of course this is completely out of our control, however we usually experience good weather during the cherry season.
Regardless, we are open 7 days a week during the cherry season and offer ample shelter in our shed if it does rain – although due to COVID restrictions numbers will be limited.
If you are waiting for the rain to pass, why not sample our award winning wines at the Cellar Door, participate in a cherry pie making class, enjoy eating our homemade cherry pie, have a cherry ice-cream, sample our full of fruit jams and much more.
To check on the weather prior to your visit, you can click on the link below. If rain is forecast just remember to pack your coat!
During the Cherry Season (Nov-Dec) we are open 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm. Coaches are welcome, however must book.
Our Cellar Door is open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout the year from 10am to 4pm.
We also open by appointment throughout the year - groups are welcome to join us for a wine tasting and to browse our Farm Gate Shop.